Wessex Group donate 50 teddy bears

October 18, 2013 by Tracy

Children who are flown in the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance can now cuddle teddy bears thanks to a donation from the Wessex Group.Teddies  The company, based in Shaftesbury in Dorset, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and each month is giving “50 somethings” to a good cause or charity.  Wessex Group’s sports and social club has two nominated charities it is supporting this year and the air ambulance is one of them, so it was the perfect choice for a donation.

Mike Wood, Managing Director of Wessex Building Services (WBS), and Jackie Baker who is chairman of the sports and social club, handed over the 50 teddies at a visit to the Charity’s airbase.  Mike said, “We are very pleased to be able to support the air ambulance, which does great work on a daily basis.  It is a truly life-saving service that we should all be grateful for.”

Jackie added, “The air ambulance and Shaftesbury Hospital are our two nominated charities this year and we hope the teddies will bring a few smiles to those in need.”

Wessex Group is a hardy collection of companies that installs and/or maintains electrics, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, renewable energy, commercial catering equipment and fire and security systems across the south.  So far this year it has provided 50 sensory toys for a charity for children with severe learning difficulties, planted 50 yards of snowdrops in Shaftesbury, supported 50 animals at a rescue centre, donated 50 promotional packs to a dyslexia support group, given 50 high-powered LED retrofit lamps to Gold Hill museum in Shaftesbury, supported 50 owls at a sanctuary and donated 50 teddies to the air ambulance.  For more information visit: www.wessexgroup.co.uk

Pictured: Annette Plaistow-Trapaud (DSAA fundraising co-ordinator), Mike Wood (MD of Wessex Building Service), Claire Baker (DSAA Paramedic) and Jackie Baker (Chairman of Wessex Group's sports and social club), with some of the teddy bears.